MARTENSDALE, Iowa (AP) — Democrats have selected a former state representative from Indianola as their nominee for Senate District 13.
Mark Davitt won the nomination Monday night at a nominating convention in Martensdale. He'll face state Rep. Julian Garrett, a Republican, in a Nov. 19 special election. Davitt previously served six years in the Iowa House, but he lost his seat in 2008.
The District 13 seat became open when Kent Sorenson, a Republican from Milo, resigned after an independent investigator concluded he likely broke ethics rules in receiving money from presidential candidate Michele Bachmann's political action committee and presidential campaign.
Sorenson has said his resignation wasn't an admission of wrongdoing.
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